Titans, QB Ryan Tannehill reportedly reach agreement on long-term extension

The Tennessee Titans and quarterback Ryan Tannehill have agreed to terms on a long-term contract extension, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Tannehill had been a candidate to receive the franchise tag. Terms of the deal have not yet been revealed.

Tannehill, 31, and a sixth round pick had been acquired from the Miami Dolphins last offseason in exchange for fourth and seventh round picks. Marcus Mariota was named the starter Week 1 but the job quickly became Tannehill’s to lose. Over the course of the season, he completed 201 of 286 passes for 2,742 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. Tennessee advanced to the AFC Championship against the Chiefs after thrilling playoff victories over the Patriots and Ravens.

The former No. 8 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft spent the first six seasons of his career in Miami. 

The franchise will likely turn their attention to running back Derrick Henry now. If a new agreement is not reached, the franchise now has the option to utilize the franchise tag. The deal certainly takes Tennessee out of the mix for free-agent-to-be Tom Brady as well. 

Stay tuned to CBSSports.com for more on this developing story.

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